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  1. FA Cup build-up
  2. Klopp wants ticket row solution
  3. Tweddle recovering from neck surgery
  4. Pressure grows on Valencia boss Neville
  5. VOTE: Best footballing stories #bbcsportsday

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Return of Ribery

Football

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Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has completed his first full team training since a right thigh muscle injury put him out for two months.

Ribery had only just returned from nine-months out with an ankle injury

Fellow winger Arjen Robben says: "We need him. We have difficult but nice months ahead of us."

Motherwell found guilty

Football

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Motherwell have been found guilty of a number of rule breaches following an investigation into crowd issues during and after their play-off victory over Rangers at Fir Park.

Their potential punishment for the incidents on 31 May, 2015, will not be decided for 18 months.

In the meantime the club will have to implement a range of recommendations, including identifying and acting against fans who invaded the pitch after the game, with their response dictating the possible sanctions.

Hanover suspend youth team players

Football

The AFP news agency is reporting that Bundesliga club Hanover 96 has suspended three youth team players who police say were intending to rob a gambling hall in the north German city.

"We condemn this as a club, it has nothing to do with the moral principles of (Hanover) 96," club spokesman Christian Boenig said.

Barca close to setting new record

Football

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says "there is still a long way to go" after his team equals a club record of 28 unbeaten games.

Sunday's win over Levante was their 10th in a row and if they do not lose to Valencia on Wednesday, they will break the record set in 2010-11.

It was Enrique's 100th game in charge.

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Barca close to setting new record

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says "there is still a long way to go" after his team equals a club record of 28 unbeaten games.

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Happy new year

Football

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrating Chinese New Year on twitter...

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More time with the family

Tennis

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Judy Murray has suggested she will be cutting down her involvement in tennis to spend more time with her family - including her new grandchild.

"As you get older, you realise that life is short and so I've decided that it's time for me to slow down," Fed Cup coach Murray told Hello! magazine.

"I've been away so much that I've missed out on family occasions and children, such as my 13-year-old nieces Elsa and Cora, growing up, and I'm actually looking forward to cutting back on my work and spending more time with my parents, and yes, the new baby."

Her son, Andy, and wife Kim Sears are expecting their first child.

Real must improve, says Zidane

Football

Zinedine Zidane
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Zidane has been a player, adviser, sporting director, assistant coach and reserve boss at Real

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says "we have to improve everything" after his side's late 2-1 win over Granada.

Luka Modric's fantastic 85th-minute strike ensured a fourth win in Zidane's first five games as head coach.

"We are going to try to improve everything - at the back and in attack because we need to score more goals," Zidane said.

Zinedine Zidane

Real must improve, says Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says "we have to improve everything" after his side's late 2-1 win over Granada.

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Year of the underdog

Football

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To celebrate Leicester City's achievement we are taking a look at four underdogs who upset the odds to secure league titles.  

Montpellier, 2011-12: Monaco, St Etienne and Bordeaux had won the French title as promoted clubs but Montpellier's Ligue 1 triumph in 2012 eclipsed them after the landscape changed following heavy investment at Paris St Germain.

The Qatari takeover of the club in 2011 saw them sign Javier Pastore, Thiago Motta and Alex that summer but Montpellier shocked the newly rich side, winning the title by three points.

They had finished 2010-11 a lowly 14th - the same spot Leicester ended last season - and just three points above the relegation zone.

Olivier Giroud's 21 goals helped Montpellier to the top before he joined Arsenal in 2012.

Long shot

Football

Valencia - who have confirmed Gary Neville is staying as manager - are 5,000-1 to overturn Barcelona's seven-goal advantage in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday.

Then again, in August Leicester were 5,000-1 to win the Premier League title ...

Greatest footballing stories

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Michael Hamilton: I think Carpi winning promotion to Serie A last season is pretty special. 

Aleks Yakubssohn: Has everybody forgot Barcelona's 'quintuple' in '09? 

frank: NFFC wining the league and cup first season after promotion Knocking off double euro cup winners LFC and then B2B euro cups

'Less competitive'

Formula 1

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Plans to remove restrictions on engine development will make Formula 1 less competitive, says Red Bull design chief Adrian Newey.

The move, scheduled for 2017, is aimed at producing a convergence of engine performance after two seasons of domination by Mercedes.

But Newey said it will lead to a "spending frenzy" and will mean "the gaps get bigger not smaller." He described notions that performance would equalise as "quaint".

Barnsley 'can go on without Johnson'

League One

Barnsley coach Paul Heckingbottom has praised the resolve shown by the team following the departure of former boss Lee Johnson.

He left for Bristol City on Saturday, but the Yorkshire club beat Bury 3-0 the following day, their seventh successive league victory.

"The players deserve the credit after what's been a tough week for them," said Heckingbottom, who is in joint caretaker charge with Tommy Wright. "Now it's about moving forwards and carrying on as normal."

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PSG can go unbeaten

Football

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Paris St-Germain can become the first team to go through a Ligue 1 season unbeaten, says captain Thiago Silva.

Les Parisiens are closing in on a fourth consecutive title after beating rivals Marseille 2-1 to go 24 points clear at the top.

Laurent Blanc's side, who have not lost in 34 Ligue 1 games, are 13 matches away from an unbeaten league campaign.

"I think if we continue like this, we can go through the entire season without loss," Silva said. "That's not an objective, but if we can do it, it will be magnificent."

It's all in The Game

Look who's an Arsenal fan...

Yes, rapper The Game, otherwise known as Jayceon Terrell Taylor.

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Have you heard about Klopp's appendix op?

#bbcsportsday

#bbcsportsday We know Klopp had his appendix out, you've told us innumerable times. Mention it some more maybe aliens on Mars don't know yet

By the way, in case you aren't aware, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has had his appendix out.

Hemmings the top man

Football

Dundee striker Kane Hemmings has been named SPL player of the month for January.

The former Rangers player scored five goals in five games as the Tannadice side maintained their top-six spot and advanced to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Scots 'need a rocket'

Six Nations

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As for beaten Scotland, their players 'need a rocket' from coach Vern Cotter after their eighth straight Six Nations defeat.

So says ex-England centre Jeremy Guscott after the Scots extended their try drought against England at Murrayfield to 504 minutes in Saturday's 15-9 defeat.

"I think these guys need a rocket," Guscott told the BBC Six Nations Forum."Vern probably won't give them one, but I thought he was very soft on them.

"Maybe he blames himself, maybe he didn't get the message across."

Greatest footballing stories

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Neil Reid: Dixie Dean scoring 60 league goals in a season. 

Sid Dodia: India winning 2011 cricket world cup.A dream for the nation hero Sachin Tendulkar,winning it finally in his 25 years reign. 

Luis de Barros: 1987 FC Porto beating Bayern München in their basically home final in Vienna.

Coventry to celebrate Hill's life

Football

We'll be celebrating the life of Jimmy Hill at our Legends Day game this Saturday bit.ly/1P9o7Wa #pusb

We'll be celebrating the life of Jimmy Hill at our Legends Day game this Saturday bit.ly/1P9o7Wa #pusb

Coventry take on Bury on Saturday at the Ricoh Arena, with 40 former players being paraded on the pitch at half-time and the production of a special souvenir programme - all aimed at celebrating the life of footballing legend Jimmy Hill, who died in December.

Enjoying the match

Formula 1/Superbowl 50

Had so much fun at #superbowl50 yesterday!! Congrats to the Denver Broncos!

Had so much fun at #superbowl50 yesterday!! Congrats to the Denver Broncos!

Stuck for ideas?

American Football

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Stuck for ideas for Valentines Day? How about this?

Jay Z sent Beyonce 10,000 roses before her performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The '99 Problems' hitmaker made the gesture to wish his wife good luck ahead of her guest appearance at the halftime show with Coldplay at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Us Weekly reports.

Aiton injury setback

Rugby League

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Catalans Dragons' new hooker Paul Aiton will be out for six weeks with a torn pectoral muscle.

The Papua New Guinea international, who missed the last nine matches of Leeds' treble-winning season in 2015 with a broken arm, sustained his latest injury just 11 minutes into his Catalans debut at Wigan on Friday.

Year of the underdog

Football

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To celebrate Leicester City's achievement we are taking a look at four underdogs who upset the odds to secure league titles.  

Atletico Madrid, 2013-14: Atletico ended nine years of Barcelona and Real Madrid title dominance when they claimed La Liga two years ago.

It was their first title since 1996 and 10th in their history after a 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp confirmed their crown, ensuring they finished three points clear of Barca and their city rivals.

Diego Simeone's side lost only four times all season, conceding just 26 goals in 38 league games and beat Real 1-0 in the Bernabeu in the September.

Diego Costa's 27 league goals spearheaded their charge, paving the way for his move to Chelsea, while David Villa netted 13 times.

Greatest footballing story

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Simon Buckley: Surely the Prisoners of War from Escape to Victory, 4-1 down at half time to draw against the allies is a great achievement.

How did we miss that as an option for the vote...

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Pramod Budhathoki: Can't think of a more incredible and unbelievable underdog story than Leicester winning the biggest league in the world.

Vote results

The votes are in. Are you ready for the result?

The greatest footballing story ever is...

Leicester City winning the Premier League - if they do it, of course. The Foxes got 38% of your vote.

You can see the full results by clicking on the vote tab on mobile and tablets, or on the right hand side on desktop.

Egan suspended for 12 years

Horse Racing

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Former jockey Darren Egan has been suspended from racing for 12 years.

Egan was found guilty of corruption charges last November but the British  Horseracing Authority has now published details of the length of his ban.

The former leading apprentice was found to have engaged in a conspiracy with unlicensed individual Philip Langford, who at the time was given an immediate exclusion order which will remain in place for at least the next 15 years.

Answer time

Cricket

The answer to today's teaser are in.

Drum-roll.

Actually, we'd better remind you of the question first. It was... Brendon McCullum and which three other players have scored over 5,000 ODI runs for New Zealand?

The answers... Stephen Fleming, Nathan Astle and Ross Taylor.

Well done to all those who got it right. 

Words need to be had - Butland

Football

Jack Butland conceded an 11th-minute penalty to help set Everton on their way to Saturday's 3-0 win at the Britannia Stadium
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Stoke City keeper Jack Butland says that "words need to be had" in the dressing room following the Potters' poor run.

Mark Hughes' side have exited both the League Cup and FA Cup within the last fortnight, as well as slipping to 11th in the table after three successive 3-0 Premier League defeats.

"It's not any kind of crisis," Butland told BBC Radio Stoke. "But there's things that needs to be addressed and words need to be had."

Jack Butland conceded an 11th-minute penalty to help set Everton on their way to Saturday's 3-0 win at the Britannia Stadium

Words need to be had - Butland

Stoke City keeper Jack Butland says that "words need to be had" in the dressing room following the Potters' poor run.

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Cavendish is flying

Cycling

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Britain's Mark Cavendish claimed his first win of 2016 on a fast opening stage of the Tour of Qatar.

The 30-year-old, riding for Team Dimension Data, won stage one to Al Khor Corniche in a sprint finish from Sacha Modolo (Lampre) and Andrea Guardini (Astana).

Cavendish, who won the race in 2013, averaged close to 52km/h on this stage.

'Gregathlon' underway

#SportRelief

Sport Relief is just under six weeks away now - but there are already some stars showing what they can do in a series of challenges.

Today BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James started his 'Gregathlon' - an attempt to do five triathlons in five days. 

BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James after his first triathlon for his 'Gregathlon'
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He even got some advice from a world-famous popstar about what to do with his bananas!

You can see how he got on here and, if you're inspired, you can learn how to get into triathlon's yourself here.

BreakingKlopp wants solution to ticket row

Liverpool fans
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Liverpool fans want top-end ticket prices reduced for the new main stand

You heard earlier from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who says it is "in everyone's best interest to find a solution" to the Anfield ticket row.

Read more of his views here.

Liverpool fans

Klopp wants solution to ticket row

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is "in everyone's best interest to find a solution" to the Anfield ticket row.

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Door shut for Pietersen

Cricket

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has quashed speculation that Kevin Pietersen might be recalled for the World Twenty20, saying "that door is completely shut".

"Kevin will not be picked. That's from me," said Morgan.

Pietersen's response on Twitter...

Interesting he's saying it's HIS call! Very interesting! Hmmmmm...! twitter.com/cricket_ali/st…

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Redfearn sacked by Rotherham

Footbaall

In a club statement, Millers chairman Tony Stewart said: "It is with a heavy heart that we've parted company with Neil. As we all know football is a results driven business and with 16 games to go our aim has to be to retain our Championship status."Everyone at the Club wishes Neil well with his future career and thank him for his efforts and endeavour. "Our focus now is 100% behind appointing a first team manager as soon as possible."

Redfearn sacked by Rotherham

Football

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Rotherham appointed former Leeds United head coach Redfearn as their manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal in October.

The 50-year-old left Elland Road at the end of last season after guiding the Whites to 15th in the Championship. He replaced Steve Evans at Millmoor, who left Rotherham in September after more than three years in charge.

Redfearn - who had been in charge for 21 games - leaves the Millers in the Champions relegation zone. Rotherham had lost their previous two games against relegation rivals Charlton and Bolton.

BreakingRedfearn sacked by Rotherham

Football

Following a Board meeting this morning, #rufc have parted company with first team manager Neil Redfearn with immediate effect.

Derby appointments

Football

Craig Short and Des Walker have been appointed to Derby County's academy staff #dcfcfans
Craig Short and Des Walker have been appointed to Derby County's academy staff #dcfcfans

Craig Short and Des Walker have been appointed to Derby County's academy staff #dcfcfans

'The tactics were more route one'

Six Nations

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"In terms of what England wanted out of the game with Scotland I think they got everything.

It was physical, it was abrasive, it was what they talked about all week and what new head coach Eddie Jones said he wanted to get England back to.

Jones said he was going up to Murrayfield to set the tone and leave with the win. He will go away happy and we will see a progression on what they did against Scotland over the next few games.

The tactics were more route one, using the forwards. Centre Jonathan Joseph didn't really get the ball and the wingers mainly got it from kick returns so there is still a bit of finesse for England to put around the back line."

Read former England rugby union captain Mike Tindall's assessment of the win over Scotland.

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Heisenberg A: The greatest footballing story has to be the Wimbledon/Crazy Gang lifting the FA Cup.   

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Aleks Yakubssohn: World Cup Spain'82: Belgium over Argentina, then Italy stuns Brazil. also, Ukraine 06 and Cameroon'90 runs were pretty amusing. 

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